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Joseph Nye Dunning Gallery Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
49
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Joseph Nye Dunning Gallery Clock, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1825, mahogany and mahogany veneered case with 20-in. gilded frame enclosing the hinged bezel over the 16-in. painted iron Roman numeral dial and teardrop blued steel hands, serpentine sides with swelled midsection rising to the ogival lower hinged door and ending with the veneered pedestal, eight-day, time-only round plates with straight base movement, step train and recoil escapement, pendulum and iron weight, ht. 36 in.

Provenance: Former NAWCC President, Donald Packard; Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: A closely related clock with identical movement is illustrated and discussed in Lilian Baker Carlisle, Vermont Clock and Watchmakers, Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1778-1878, p. 125; this reference is also an excellent source of additional information on Dunning during his Vermont years. Illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 18.
Estimate $10,000-15,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Vermont, Peter Sawyer Antiques, Burlington, steel hands, Donald Packard, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, NAWCC President, President, Carlisle